Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Happy March, everyone! I don't know about you, but here in the Ozarks, we're actually getting hints of Spring! Yay! I am so ready!
As most of you know, March is a very important month to many people. For the Irish, because of St. Patrick's Day. For Italians, because of St. Joseph's Day. For the Jewish, because of both Purim and Passover (which carries into April this year, I know, but does start in March), and for Wiccans because of the Vernal Equinox/ Ostara. Then there's Holi and Vesaki for Hindus, No Ruz for Zoroastrians, Mahavir Jayanti for Jains, Palm/Passion Sunday for Christians, and Magha Puja Day for Buddhists.
For some Christians, March is special to those named David, Patrick, Joseph, Agnes, Chad, Katharine/Catherine, Felix, Kieran, Olivia, Collette, Basil, Frances, Anthony,Victor, Benedict, Roderic, Matilda, Louise, Raymond, Hilary, Gertrude, Alexander, Edward, Adrian, Alexandra, Herbert, Martin, Paul, Julian, Mark, Timothy, Peter, Augusta, Benjamin, and Regulus.
That covers a lot of religious and ethnic groups!
So, here's a special offering for anyone who might see themselves in that long list. If you're someone for whom March is special...OR, your main character is covered by one of those categories above...you can get your first chapter (or next chapter, if you've already started with us) beta'd for free by the No Disclaimer Betas.
So, Italians, Irish, Jews, Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, Wiccans, someone whose name (or some variation of it) is on that list, or anyone who is grateful for the promise of Spring at last...whether it's you or a character in your story...you get a free chapter done in the month of March.
Comment on this post, or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you qualify for this freebie.